Get trout and about for opening week of trout fishing

  • Mark McKay of Boscawen casts one of his two lines at the Loudon Village bridge earlier this week. McKay took the day off to go fishing with his son Kevin. The state’s trout fishing season runs through Oct. 15. GEOFF FORESTER photos / Monitor staff

  • Mark McKay fishes off the Loudon Village bridge earlier this week after taking the day off to go fishing with his son Kevin. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Kevin McKay of Boscawen shows the brook trout he caught off the Loudon Village bridge earlier this week while fishing with his father.

Monitor staff
Published: 4/27/2017 11:46:26 PM

It’s opening week for fishing on waterways that are specifically managed for trout in New Hampshire.
   Fishing began in designated trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds on Saturday, with the season running through Oct. 15.

Ponds managed for trout may be stocked with multiple species, including brook, rainbow and brown trout. Fish and Game officials said French Pond in Henniker and William Pond in Weare are just a few of the generously stocked early-season hot spots.

Those looking for more wilderness experience can venture to the nearly 50 remote ponds that Fish and Game stocks with fingerling brook trout via helicopter.

Archery Pond in Allenstown is a popular fly-fishing-only pond with a wheelchair-accessible casting platform.

On Saturday, Merrill Park Pond in Concord will hold a youth fishing day, put on by Basil Woods Trout Unlimited. It’s free and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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